The Raas Show episode 1 with Zac Jone$ on

.@RAASCollective Kicks Off “The RAAS Show” With @ZacJonesStony

The RAAS Collective have made their triumphant return after a year long hiatus. With their return, they stepped out with a new series called, “The RAAS Show!”

“The RAAS Show” is an audio/visual series where The RAAS Collective features guest artists and DJs performing some of their favourite music either from the artist’s own discography, song covers, or special RAAS Show freestyles. This is all complimented by illustrious set design courtesy of The RAAS Collective’s Art Director, Jodian Leonie. She will be making tremendous contributions throughout the first season, so be on the look out.

The season opens with $tony Official’s very own ZAC JONE$ at his backyard summer Barbeque straight out of the Y2K Era. The “Man A Yard” blesses us with a RAAS Show exclusive freestyle entitled, “So $tony”. The freestyle is laid against the timeless instrumental version of Snoop Dogg and Pharrell’s 2002 romantic gangsta ballad, Beautiful”.

In similar fashion to the original, Zac Jone$ delivers a sweet serenade of a freestyle for the ladies. He effortlessly cruises through the instrumental with confidence, and charisma. During his performance, he reminds us of his “Oh So $tony” status, and encourages us to drink Bottega like it’s our birthday. Bottega is the featured brand highlighted throughout the performance, along with OHJA branded Cannabis products, which is Zac’s brand of choice, and SEORA, which can be found plastered boldly across his jersey with the $tony Official insignia. Zac’s look was handled by his personal stylist Shampagnex, who crafted and styled his entire ensemble to coincide with the running Y2K theme of Zac’s episode.

The Raas Show episode 1 with Zac Jone$ on

The performance takes a tonal shift as we transition into the artist’s latest single entitled, “Lonely”, which was produced by Iotosh. The energetic and charismatic bravado from “So $tony” is quickly replaced by a somber, introspective and emotionally torn Zac who finds himself at the crossroads of a rocky relationship. However, throughout all the hardship he believes thatthere is hope for the best. Zac croons his way through the final track, while bearing all his worries for us to see. A fitting end to the performance, and a proper way to conclude his Barbeque.

The episode was directed and produced by The RAAS Collective’s Jordan Mars, with camera work provided by DP and longtime collaborator, Usheen “Sheen Banks” Ewbanks.

Jodian Leonie was also assisted by Maria Hetey with creating the immersive and visually stunning set design for the fictional barbeque

This marvelous spectacle is the first of many episodes from “The RAAS Show”. Click here for more content.

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NEW VIDEO: @EddieMurphy x @SnoopLion – Red Light

With Reggae music being a huge influence the world over, it’s no surprise when artists outside of Jamaica taking a crack at it. Two artists that have done so are singer/actor Eddie Murphy and rapper Snoop Dogg/Lion. Titled “Red Light” and directed by John Mazyck, we see Eddie, Snoop and the 1500 or Nothing band jamming to the song along with seeing a young girl walking in her neighbourhood to purchase ice cream while witnessing a few things gone bad which include police arresting a boy and a woman selling her body. Singing is nothing new to the actor as he has released a couple albums and collaborated with the late Rick James and Michael Jackson. Eddie’s album “9” will be released soon. What do you think? Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW VIDEO: @Hot97 Interviews @RealiOctane

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As a part of his trip to New York for a performance at S.O.B.’s on Wednesday, Reggae artist I Octane made a stop at the Hot 97 studio to have a chat with Cipha Sounds and Shawnee Culture. Here Octane spoke on his style of music, his personality, the Reggae culture, Snoop Dogg or rather Snoop Lion, seeing the need to properly market a Reggae/Dancehall artist, and many other topics. I Octane also gave a brief performance for the listeners. Good to see I Octane on a big station like Hot 97, it’s also great when stations like them play many of our songs. Check out the interview below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW MUSIC: @SnoopLion – Reincarnated (Album Stream)

With a release date set for April 23, Snoop Dogg a.k.a. Snoop Lion decided to let world hear his new Reggae album before it hits shelves. With production by Major Lazer, Dre Skull, and features from his daughter Cori B, Drake, Popcaan, and Mavado, let’s see if he has what it takes to be mentioned among established Reggae acts. Check out the stream below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: @RealJuniorReid – One Blood (1989)

Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from Reggae legend Junior Reid with one of his biggest hits. Titled “One Blood” and produced by J.R. Productions in 1989, this was a song that encouraged unity amongst everyone no matter where they live, who they are, their conditions, and their race for they all shared “One Blood“. He also encouraged others to stop the warfare for it caused too much bloodshed.

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NEW VIDEO: @NoiseyMusic Jamaica Dancehall Show: Episode 9: @PopcaanMusic (Pt. Few)


Today’s episode of Noisey Jamaica Dancehall Show features deejay Popcaan for a 2nd time. After Reggae Sumfest in the last episode, Codine Williams visited Popcaan at the Half Moon Hotel to interview him, and Interact with him and his “Unruly Gang“. He spoke about his meeting with Snoop Dogg, his style of music, weed, and few other things. Interesting to see Codine joining Popcaan for a smoke, she’s coughing alot. It’s all about Popcaan, and no other artists. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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